Pferde sind die Überlebenden der Helden

To Iwajla Klinke, demographer of dreams and successor of Anubis, Hermes & Herakles

Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno 1)

Like Paul Thek 2), Ingeborg Bachmann 3) or Jean-Pierre Bertrand 4) Iwajla Klinke belongs to the read bread of «Totemgenossen 5)» and/or ψυχοπομπὀί. Comparable to Anubis or Hermes, she guides the models she portraits to the other side of the mirror into a county beyond everydayness, where dream dancers perform mysterious rituals6) truely visible only to Sunday’s children or nictalopes.

Rare are therefore writers capable to convey the sensations, eventual beholders of works by these exceptional artists might experience. Anne Carson is one of them. In her „Autobiography of Red“ 7) she explores, following the footsteps of Herakles and a certain „Geryon“, PHOTOGRAPHS revealing the ORIGIN OF TIME. And more recently in her „Short Talk on Homer and John Ashbery“ she outlines what the task of psychompoi consists of :„In the twenty-fourth book of Homer’s Odyssey the souls of the suitors all go down to Hades. Hermes leads them, gibbering like bats, past various underworld landmarks, the white rock of Leukas, etc., and on their way they pass the δῆμον ὀνείρων, which Homer leaves undescribed and unexplained. Δῆμον means “people, population or country.” Όνείρων means “dream.” A demographic of dreams. “

Iris Grünacker-Janowitz

Lago di Garda May 6 2019

1) Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno „Versuch über Wagner“ 1963
2) Iris Grünacker-Janowitz „Und Hasen, Hasen schneit es fort, Millionen jede Stund’“ booklet about to be published by Kunstmuseum Olten 2020.
3) Iris-Grünacker-Janowitz “Mit meiner verbrannten Hand schreibe ich über das Wesen des Feuers”. Versuche über Ingeborg Bachmann & Cathrin Pichler. Conference given at the Cathrin Pichler Archiv für Kunst und Wissenschaft in Vienna on Jun 29 2018. About to be published soon.
4) Iris-Grünacker-Janowitz „Elzbieta Bozena-Trzesniewska, Jean-Pierre Bertrand and La Cuisine des anges” in „Jean-Pierre Bertrand Consubstantiellement ou l’Instant unique“ Musée Picasso Antibes 2004
5) Sigmund Freund „Totem und Tabu“ 1920 p 3
6) Iris-Grünacker-Janowitz „Of Eros and of dust“ Les éditions du Malentendu Paris/Amsterdam 2020
7) Anne Carson „Autobiography of Red“ 1998 p 136 / Anne Carson „Short Talk on Homer and John Ashbery“ The New Yorker 24.12.2018